Close Up: Tanya Crail

Tanya Crail is a 22 year old Vancouver based photographer. In her latest work "Transcending Series" she utilizes long exposures to capture the vivid color that illuminates the absence of daylight. Tanya sees the distortion of inner-city night-life with fleeting images that change from one dynamic moment to the next. She captures the unfolding of life through the perspective of lenses covered with the ever-present urgency of the now.

Digital or analog?


what do you shoot with?

Canon AE1, Olympus Infinite 80.

When did you start taking photos?

About four and a half years ago.

What was your first camera?

A "Le Clic" point and shoot camera.

Why do you take photos?

To Document.

What or who do you like to shoot the most?


Do you find your city to be an inspirational place?

Yes, but mostly the people in it.

When you’re not shooting you are…

Working on projects or smoking weed.

Do you have a side hustle?

I work at a Marijuana Dispensary. 

If you weren’t a photographer what would you be doing?

Video Production.

Who are your favorite photographers?

Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Fracesco Scavullo.

Favorite moment behind a camera?

When I replicated a hotel crime scene.


To continue documenting and showcasing my work.





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